available scholarships


Scholarships and prizes currently available:-

The Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships (First Round)

Applications are invited for the Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships which are supported by the income from gifts by Dr Joan R Clark, a distinguished mineral crystallographer who was formerly on the staff of the United States Geological Survey. Dr Clark’s gifts were made in appreciation of her visit to the School of Chemistry as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in chemical crystallography in 1962.

Scholarships are available for PhD candidates whose research topic is mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry and, in keeping with the donor’s scientific interests, preference shall be given to applicants whose research includes the determination of inorganic chemical structures by diffraction or other physical techniques.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a postgraduate student proceeding to a Doctorate in the School of Chemistry to undertake research in connection with his/her doctoral thesis topic at a leading university or research institutions overseas for a period of not less than six weeks.

The value of the scholarship will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but it is intended that it will be sufficient to cover the student’s expenses for return travel and subsistence during a continuous residence of between six and twenty-six weeks. As a guide, travel costs up to $3,000, appropriate additional conference expenses (where these have been granted as part of the Scholarship), and living expenses up to $650 per week (lower rate for longer visits) have been granted.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

Applications should be sent to Dimetra Skondras-Silva (Front Office)

Please ensure to have the following supporting documentation attached to your application:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • A statement explaining the importance of the proposed research in relation to the applicant’s research topic,
  • The availability of specialised research resources and/or outstanding research supervision at the overseas institution nominated,
  • A proposed timetable and costing.

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Closing date: 4.00 pm, Thursday 2 April 2015


Surface Coatings Association Australia (SCAA) Scholarship

We are now calling for applications for the Surface Coatings Association Australia (SCAA) Scholarship 2015. Established in 2002 from matching contributions by the SCAA and the University, the purpose of this scholarship is to foster the further advancement of education in coating fields.

The Scholarship shall be awarded to a student as a postgraduate top-up scholarship under the following conditions:

  • The student must be enrolled in a MSc or PhD degree within the School of Chemistry and working in the area of surface coatings (including pigments, polymers, corrosion, weathering, adhesion and methods of manufacture).
  • The student must be a current holder (or expect to hold) a postgraduate scholarship (APA, UPA, Gritton or equivalent).
  • The student shall be chosen on merit by the selection committee comprising the Head of School of Chemistry or nominee, the Director of the Key Centre for Polymer Colloids, the Director of Postgraduate Studies or nominee and a nominee of the SCAA.
  • The scholarship will be for one year and its value shall be determined by the selection committee.

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Deadline: 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 April 2015


Agnes Campbell Prize 2014 and Edna Maude Goulston Prize 2014

Applications are invited for the Agnes Campbell and Edna Maude Goulston prizes for excellence in the research in Organic Chemistry. Applicants must have either completed an Honours Year in the School of Chemistry in 2014 or must be enrolled in a Higher Degree in the School of Chemistry.

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Deadline: 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 April 2015


Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry

Applications are invited for the Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry. The aim of the scholarship is to provide funding for research support for postgraduate candidates working in the field of Food Chemistry in the School of Chemistry. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis in a higher research degree in the School and working in the area that relates to Research in Food or Food Chemistry.

The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of the importance of the research funding sought to the applicant’s candidature; academic excellence and outstanding research potential. The number and value of the Scholarships shall be determined by the Selection Committee and shall depend on the funds available, the merit of the applications and the amount of research support sought by the applicant.

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Deadline: 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 April 2015


John A Lamberton Research Scholarships

Applications are invited for the John A Lamberton Research Scholarships. Established in 2004 by donations totalling $1,000,000 from the widow of John A Lamberton (1925-2002), these Scholarships provide financial support for postgraduate scholars of exceptional ability who are working toward higher degrees at the University of Sydney in areas emanating from and inspired by the work of Dr John A Lamberton or in the area of science aimed at chemical understanding of brain function and malfunction. The Scholarships are for the purpose of fostering research and aim to recognise and encourage excellence.

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Deadline: 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 April 2015


The R J W Le Févre Research Travelling Scholarship

Applications are invited for this scholarship, the object of which is to give an outstanding female postgraduate student enrolled in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney the opportunity to present a paper or poster dealing with her research at a major international conference, with the travel taking place within the twelve month period commencing 1 July 2015.

One or more scholarships shall be awarded each year, unless in the view of the Selection Committee there are no applications of sufficient merit. Subject to the funds available, the value of each scholarship shall be determined by the Selection Committee to take into account the travel, conference and subsistence expenses of the student. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, abstract of the paper to be presented and a statement explaining why presentation of the scientific results at an international conference nominated in the application has been selected.

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Deadline: 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 April 2015


International students

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